Spring in Sacramento is the perfect time to live here. The weather has simply been divine. Mid 70s, slight breeze, glorious sunshine with wispy clouds ever so often... Hopefully it will rain a bit more before the scortching summer heat arrives as we did not have a wet winter and everyone is worried we are… Continue reading Sacramento in Spring
I have now been living in Sacramento for just over six months. At first I wasn't sure if this was a good move for me. But the longer I am here, the more I am loving this place. I do not think I have ever lived in a place where people are so nice, so… Continue reading Six Months in Sacramento
I'm headed out for a new adventure. You may be thinking, ah she's headed to Mexico. But this is not the case. Although I hope to get down there late next year, I'm headed in a more eastward direction with a whole lot of miles and ocean in between. I'm going to Myanmar! A Buddhist… Continue reading The Land of Golden Pagodas
A happy poem to welcome in Spring! It is also entered in Susanna Leonard Hill's "In Just Spring" children's story writing contest. I hope you enjoy. Spring Love All photos and the story by Gretchen Fogelstrom A bee buzzed by a flower one day, A sunny afternoon in the month of May. The flower winked… Continue reading Spring Is Really Here
So craziness - the literary agent has already gotten back to me - same day! And he said Jungle Boogie was pretty good. Said I needed to tighten up the rhyming a bit and add a stronger ending... apparently just happiness isn't good enough. And he said after I tweak that he'd like to see… Continue reading Thumbs Up for Jungle Boogie
I have always thought bronze was a fantastic color. Shimmery or flat, it just oozes with warmth. So I am over-the-top excited to learn this morning that my 33-word story The Hurricane just earned itself the Bronze in the Trifecta (WORLD ) Writing Challenge – I’m Thrilled!!! “Storied Impressions rounds out our top three this weekend… Continue reading Trifecta Writing Challenge: Awarded Me Bronze!